Media Sharing in Windows® 7
Get to know more about media sharing in Windows 7
Windows 7 is one of the new Operating System (OS)introduced by Microsoft. To enjoy the media collection on other computer systems and devices in the home and while on the road from across the internet, Windows 7 offers a number of exciting new media streaming features. We can create a networked media experience using Windows 7 that is more friendly to use and simpler to set up. By this we can enjoy music, pictures and video on your network connected media device or computer system without concerning the media formats, transports or protocols. Windows 7 implements Digital Living Network Alliance standard for sharing media between Network Media Devices, Window PCs, Windows Home Server, and extenders for Windows Media Center.
Given below are various details about media sharing in Windows 7 OS:
- Media sharing
- Media sharing problems
- Tips to share media files
If you have multiple computer systems in your home, you can share media files easily from one computer to other using Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player is a built in program in all the versions of Windows OS, it allows you to share your music and video collection with other users. With Windows 7 and Windows Media Player the user can share their library with users in a small local network and they can also stream files over the Internet on other streaming enabled devices in your home.
Media sharing problems
The major issues that may happen during the media sharing between computer systems are compatibility problems. For optimal compatibility between the two computer systems, make sure that both the system contains Windows Media Player version 11 or newer versions. If the newest version is available select the tools tab and from there select the options tab. When the options pop up appears select the library tab and choose the ‘configure sharing’ button. Select ‘share my media’ option and restart the computer to save the changes.
Tips to share media files
If you want to share the Windows media player library on your computer with another computer, first open the media player by clicking the icon on the task bar or on the Windows 7 desktop. From the media player window select the ‘stream’ tab and click the ‘turn on media streaming’ link. Then the media player starts configure sharing and streaming on your computer system. Check whether the ‘local network’ option displays in the window or not and click the ok button. Then the sharing and streaming to other computers on the local network is active.
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